SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – One day after being released from jail, 20-year-old Lizandro Diaz Salgado disobeyed protective orders and kidnapped, carjacked and raped an ex-girlfriend in Placentia, according to a complaint filed on Friday.
Placentia Police responded to reports of an alleged kidnapping in the area of Jefferson Street and Orangethorpe Avenue on the morning of April 13, at 11:12 a.m. A witness told officers that a female was forced into her vehicle and driven away several hours earlier.READ MORE: Robert Durst's Attorneys File Motion To Indefinitely Postpone Trial For The Shooting Death Of Susan Berman
While officers were on the scene, the victim showed up on foot. She informed investigators that Salgado ran up behind her earlier that morning when she was walking to her vehicle. She was able to barricade herself in her car, but Salgado jumped on the hood and began battering the windshield until it shattered.
The victim, according to police, exited the vehicle and tried to run for safety, but Salgado grabbed her by the hair, pulled her into the vehicle and fled. He drove the car to the back of a commercial complex in the City of Placentia where he sexually assaulted the victim. Salgado later released her in the area of Orangethorpe Avenue and Del Cero Drive.
Police were unable to locate Salgado until April 14, after spotting the victim’s vehicle parked and unoccupied in Anaheim. Detectives found and arrested him after he was observed riding a bicycle around La Palma Avenue and Sunkist Street.
Placentia Police have charged Salgado with rape, sexual penetration with a foreign object, kidnapping, carjacking, domestic battery and criminal threats among other charges.READ MORE: Possible Kidnapping Suspect Taken Into Custody Following Brief Standoff After Pursuit Ends In Palmdale
On April 5, Salgado pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of contempt of court for disobeying court orders. He was sentenced to eight days in jail, but was released on Monday, April 12, as a credit for time served.
In a statement, Police say Salgado has a history of violence and is currently on probation. There was also a current domestic violence restraining order on file prohibiting him from seeing his ex-girlfriend.
The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
His arraignment at the Orange County Jail is scheduled for sometime Friday.MORE NEWS: Krispy Kreme Offers Free Doughnuts To Seniors Who Show Up Wearing Cap And Gowns
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Placentia Police Detective Heinzel at (714) 993-8151.